Thursday, March 17, 2011

PTI Make It Monday Challenge

This week's "Make It Monday" Challenge for Papertrey Ink is to partially emboss an element. For my card, I began by using Mat Stack 1 to die cut my purple cardstock, and then I used the Tin Types Impression Plate to emboss the top of it and the bottom, leaving a space in the middle for my sentiment.

The buttons were stamped with a stamp from "Bitty Background Blocks", using Versamark ink and embossing with clear embossing powder.

For my background, I used the little swatch die from the Button Card die set to cut swatches from Rustic White cardstock. I stamped them with stamps from "Bitty Background Blocks" using Hawaiian Shores ink. After inking around the edges, I laid them out on a piece of 3 3/4" x 5" Royal Velvet cardstock and then trimmed the excess off the edges with an X-Acto knife.

(all materials Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise specified)

11" x 4 1/4" Hawaiian Shores Cardstock, scored at 5 1/2"
4" x 5 1/4" and 3 3/4" x 5" Royal Velvet Cardstock
Rustic White Cardstock
Tin Types Impression Plate
Mat Stack 1, Button Card, Button Die 1, and Flower Fusion #1 Dies
"Bitty Background Blocks" & "Signature Greetings" Stamp Sets
Hawaiian Shores, Chamomile, & Versamark Ink
White Filigree Embossing Powder
a la mode Clear Embossing Powder


  1. Wow, I love all the detail work. Awesome job, this is beautiful. Hugs- Glora

  2. Katie, this is amazing! I love this technique and your card shows it off! Thanks for the continued inspiration and all your kind words!

    Have a great weekend!


  3. I love this card!! Using the bitty background blocks the way you did make me think of a quilt. The colors are fantastic. Great job.

  4. Love it!
    Really love the colors...and those bitty blocks!
    Fabby card!

  5. Wow -- those pinked squares look great with the points matched up on the diagonal like that! The buttons look great embossed with the clear embossing powder for a little shine and the partially impressed mat stack is a perfect focal point. Great card!

  6. This turned out just beautiful! Love all of the details.

  7. I love these cards. I so love different ideas. Thank you so much for sharing. Sharing is


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